Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz got into a knockdown dragout fight with Fox News host Chris Wallace and accused him of pushing Donald Trump‘s talking points.
The Texas senator appeared on “Fox New Sunday” with Wallace where the host asked him about the dirty tricks his campaign was accused of.
“Your campaign has been involved in a series of incidents that people are calling dirty tricks,” Wallace said. “In Iowa, the Cruz campaign sent out tweets saying Ben Carson was suspending his campaign. That was false. The campaign put out fliers accusing people of voting violations, that was false. In South Carolina, a Cruz super PAC attacked Trump over the Confederate flag.”
“And your then-communications director posted a link this week accusing Rubio of disrespecting the Bible,” Wallace added. “That was false. Do you take personal responsibility, this was your campaign except for the super PAC, do you take personal responsibility for this series of incidents? And what does it say about the culture of the campaign you are running?”
Cruz did not take kindly to the questions to say the least.
“I appreciate your reading the Donald Trump attack file on that,” Cruz shot back.
“Oh, come on, sir,” Wallace interrupted. “Wait a minute, sir. You personally apologized to Ben Carson on a debate stage.”
“Chris, don’t interrupt me,” Cruz barked.
“You fired your communications director,” Wallace said matter-of-factly.
“Chris, don’t interrupt me,” Cruz said again.
“Don’t say this in an oppo file on our part, sir,” Wallace fired back.
“Chris, please don’t interrupt me,” Cruz repeated a third time.
“Please don’t accuse me of something I didn’t do,” Wallace hammered back.
“Let me know when I’m allowed to answer,” Cruz responded.
“Well, don’t accuse me of doing something I didn’t do,” Wallace said. “Two of those things, you apologized for one and you fired your communications director. Don’t say this is the oppo file.”
Cruz argued that his campaign operated with “the highest level of integrity” and then accused Wallace of taking it easy on Trump in an interview he conducted earlier with the front-runner and fired off a series of questions he thought Wallace should have asked.
“If you want to ask him those questions, guess what, you’ll get the opportunity at the Fox debate on Thursday,” Wallace said.
Watch the brutal battle below.
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